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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Fisk University  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Roosevelt University  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
23.97 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiovisual materials
Field recordings
Photographs
Photographic prints
Maps
Correspondence
Date:
1895 - 1972
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1895 to 1972 and measures 23.97 linear feet, documents the career and travels of Professor Lorenzo Dow Turner. The collection is comprised of correspondence, academic papers, research materials, books, newspaper and journal articles, sound recordings, and photographs.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series: (1) Biographical, (2) Academic Career, (3) Writings, (4) Research, (5) Photographs, (6) Sound Recordings, and (7) Printed Materials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lorenzo Dow Turner was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1895. He earned his B.A. in 1914 from Howard University; in 1917, he received an M.A. in English from Harvard University. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Chicago in 1926 while simultaneously serving as chairman and professor of the Department of English at Howard from 1917 to 1928. He held the same positions at Fisk University in Nashville from 1929 to 1946. In 1946 he accepted a professorship in the English department at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he remained as professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures until his retirement in 1970. Turner was professor emeritus at Roosevelt until his death at age 77 in 1972. Turner's professional and academic interests encompassed both English and linguistics. A noted scholar of African languages and linguistics, he learned numerous West African languages, mastering five of them. He was a noted authority on Gullah, a Creole language spoken in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
Related Archival Materials note:
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers at Northwestern University Library
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Sea Islands Creole dialect  Search this
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Linguistics -- Research -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiovisual materials
Field recordings
Photographs
Photographic prints
Maps
Correspondence
Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017
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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-017
Online Media:

Haitian Drum

Medium:
hide wood string
Dimensions:
23 3/4 × 15 3/8 × 14 9/16 in. (60.4 × 39 × 37 cm)
Type:
drum
Accession Number:
1995.0038.0002
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl81ad7d9fa-fbbc-454e-b46d-9f2dc93069af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1995.0038.0002
Online Media:

Silver Two Handled Sugar Bowl

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
2 7/16 × 4 7/8 × 2 3/4 in. (6.2 × 12.4 × 7 cm)
Type:
sugar bowl
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0003a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl846c5fb80-e451-4c27-bb74-af66d84e4ee9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0003a

Small Silver Creamer with Handle

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
2 7/16 × 4 7/16 × 2 7/8 in. (6.2 × 11.3 × 7.3 cm)
Type:
pitcher
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0003b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl873a5827d-fd16-42ae-b379-2ef6ba247570
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0003b

Silver Serving Dish Base

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
2 3/4 × 9 × 6 3/8 in. (7 × 22.8 × 16.2 cm)
Type:
serving dish
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0004a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8d30292ee-2cf2-492d-a2bb-d7aef6b1b507
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0004a
Online Media:

Silver Serving Dish Lid

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
4 3/4 × 9 5/16 in. (12 × 23.7 cm)
Type:
serving dish lid
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0004b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl86527eaa0-3f99-4ddd-96d8-d27f1962a765
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0004b
Online Media:

Silver Serving Dish Saucer

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
9/16 × 4 13/16 in. (1.5 × 12.2 cm)
Type:
serving dish saucer
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0004c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl84d8430a7-d785-43d8-b9bf-9421176fdd04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0004c

Silver Serving Dish Saucer with Center Hole

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
9/16 × 5 1/4 in. (1.5 × 13.4 cm)
Type:
serving dish saucer
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0004d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl834455546-a523-43fe-84b4-9d8d5df695fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0004d

Painted Glass Pitcher

Medium:
Painted glass.
Dimensions:
11 13/16 × 6 7/8 × 4 15/16 in. (30 × 17.5 × 12.5 cm)
Type:
pitcher
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0006a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl848d48d84-4ab1-40ec-b7f7-c55fcc7d47b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0006a

Painted Glass (1 of 2)

Medium:
Painted glass.
Dimensions:
3 3/4 × 2 13/16 in. (9.6 × 7.2 cm)
Type:
cup
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0006b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl86da2b6e6-0969-49ef-9b74-764ef6b8f5ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0006b

Painted Glass (2 of 2)

Medium:
Painted glass.
Dimensions:
3 3/4 × 2 13/16 in. (9.6 × 7.2 cm)
Type:
cup
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0006c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl89353eb05-3f70-4666-b1d2-4eff36468d2d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0006c

Silver Sugar Bowl

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
1 3/4 × 2 3/16 × 2 3/16 in. (4.5 × 5.5 × 5.5 cm)
Type:
bowl
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0009
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl83ee58af9-fe3b-4b6c-942e-69cd22dcdc64
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0009

Silver Creamer

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
3 7/16 × 4 1/2 × 2 13/16 in. (8.8 × 11.4 × 7.2 cm)
Type:
pitcher
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0010
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8f7a406d8-987b-453c-b128-6dbb96670237
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0010

Small Silver Tea Creamer with Lid

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
4 15/16 × 5 1/4 × 3 1/8 in. (12.5 × 13.4 × 8 cm)
Type:
pitcher
Accession Number:
1996.0015.0011
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8e3c67ea1-babd-4a3d-9b92-6051524863c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_1996.0015.0011

Panasonic Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Medium:
metal, plastic, wire, and foam.
Dimensions:
6 7/16 × 13 7/8 × 14 1/2 in. (16.4 × 35.3 × 36.8 cm)
Type:
tape recorder
Date:
circa 1967
Accession Number:
2003.0032.0393
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl857553e71-2889-4969-8449-407c1421771f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2003.0032.0393
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Wooden Chest

Medium:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
27 3/16 × 35 1/16 × 20 1/2 in. (69 × 89 × 52 cm)
Type:
chest
Accession Number:
2003.0032.0453
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl819d9d4ac-c640-44d9-97f7-857ea972ee45
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2003.0032.0453

Wooden and hair bow for playing cello

Medium:
Wood and hair.
Dimensions:
1 3/4 × 26 3/8 × 1 in. (4.5 × 67 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
bow
Accession Number:
2005.0003.0002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl845ef9d64-ddea-41dd-9b91-4ebd667bdee5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2005.0003.0002
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Staff with Beaded Top

Artist:
Ira Blount  Search this
Dimensions:
36 3/8 × 1 3/4 × 2 1/16 in. (92.4 × 4.5 × 5.3 cm)
Type:
staff
Cite As:
Gift of Ira Blount
Accession Number:
2011.0004.0128
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl831716991-5352-4734-a901-2af107af84fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2011.0004.0128
Online Media:

The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Extent:
10.55 Linear feet (16 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Catalogs
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1985-09 - 1986-12
Summary:
An exhibition on the history and art of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985-December 1986. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Related Archival Materials note:
Audiovisual materials related to this exhibition located in Anacostia Community Museum Archives.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1967-1989
Catalogs
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Citation:
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-024
See more items in:
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-024

Music for Harlem Renaissance

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959  Search this
Blake, Eubie (James Herbert), 1883-1983  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Johnson, James P. (James Price), 1894-1955  Search this
Morton, Jelly Roll, -1941  Search this
Ory, Kid, 1886-1973  Search this
Waller, Fats, 1904-1943  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1985
Scope and Contents:
Clips and full sound recordings performed by African American musicians, including Sam Morgan's Jazz Band, Sidney Bechet, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Edward "Kid" Ory, and James P. Johnson.
Music. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records. AV003437: undated. AV003440: dated 19861110.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition - The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties - showcased the evolution and achievements of the Renaissance, which was the explosion of literary, visual, performance, and cinematic creativity generated by black artists between the end of World War I and the early days of the Great Depression. Represented is the creativity of Marian Anderson, Richard Barthe, Countee Cullen, Aaron Douglas, Duke Ellington, Meta Warrick Fuller, Roland Hayes, Zora Neale Hurston, Malvin Gray Johnson, Alain Locke, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Paul Robeson, George Schuyler, and Wallace Thurman, among others. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985-December 1986.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003440
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
Music for Harlem Renaissance, Exhibition Records AV03-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-024, Item ACMA AV003437
See more items in:
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-024: The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-024-ref502

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